Thursday, 5 February 2009

Food: Today, tomorrow, together

Last week, I spoke at a conference that focused on food security in Alberta.

On the one hand, food security means things like sustainable agriculture and ecosystem health. And that, as CBC.ca reports, was that main preoccupation at this conference.

On the other hand, food insecurity means the inability to purchase safe and nutritious food that is personally satisfying for financial reasons, or worrying about losing this ability.

As one participant observed at our session, food insecurity is about relative poverty. What does poverty entail in Canada today? Join the ongoing discussion!